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Offline Gofra

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Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
« on: January 06, 2009, 10:56:24 pm »



So, yay or nay?

They're 7,5 18" - and quite light too...

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    Offline maccy.

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 11:39:10 pm »
    I think they are a bit too 'busy' ney for me. they are alright But I think you could get a lot better

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 11:45:45 pm »
    Been thinking the same - seeing them live though, allways makes me rethink - they're just stunning.

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 09:55:46 am »
    Just the cleaning of those would put me off...  ;D
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    Offline Gofra

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 10:19:38 am »
     ;D

    Offline John501

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 12:05:25 pm »
    They look smart, but the cleaning would be the end of it in my opinion.
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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 12:51:31 pm »
    Unless they come in black  :thumb:

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 12:58:29 pm »
    I had 16 spokes on my last car and that was 16 too many to clean. I've now only got 3/4 of the pain.

    That's the two things I really like about the standard wheels - they don't show the dirt too badly and they're easy to clean.

    Which wheels are they? They look ok.

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 01:08:09 pm »
    MAK Performance - model Volare Mirror. Very decent price and they fit the car nicely (it's a pain in the ass, finding good wheels for GP Abarth)


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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #9 on: January 07, 2009, 01:23:34 pm »
    My OZs are ET37 instead of the standard ET39 and still required a 2mm spacer to clear the Brembos. It's the shape of the spokes that can be a problem with the Abarth.


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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #10 on: January 07, 2009, 06:49:13 pm »
    My OZs are ET37 instead of the standard ET39 and still required a 2mm spacer to clear the Brembos. It's the shape of the spokes that can be a problem with the Abarth.



    good point made about the cleaning from above peeps there too. now you have brought it up, I noticed only yesterday how close the alloys go the the brembos! almost touching!!

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 04:17:02 pm »
    Here's a another photo with very simmilar looking model on a SS:



    If we put the cleaning troubles aside - would you consider this as an option?

    Thnx

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 04:36:10 pm »
    personally i dont like them sorry :( i dont like the silver wheels on the white car... sorry :(

    BUT

    each to there own mate! honestly if you like them then do it! lifes too short to be um'ing and or'ing over it ;)
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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #13 on: January 08, 2009, 07:05:44 pm »
    I think the wheels look a lot better in the bottom left pic in the first selection.

    The low angle of the final shot doesn't show the wheels in their best light.

    That final shot looks to be the same one that I used when I was trying various colour versions of the OZs that I finally bought. It's not the best for the purpose, the nose appears too short and the wheel arch mouldings almost disappear into the shadows giving the appearance of too much space between wheel and arch. I had exactly the same problem.

    My OZs look a whole lot better in the flesh than in the pics (thank God I hear some people saying ;D). I'm sure your choice will too.

    Now I've looked at them again in detail, I think they'll look good. Mind you, I'd rather you had to clean them than me.

    It's a lot of money and a difficult decision when you haven't seen the actual wheels fitted to the car but I'm glad I went for those wheels. It's more 'my' car now.

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    Re: Thinking of new wheels - need help deciding
    « Reply #14 on: January 08, 2009, 08:39:31 pm »
    Thnx magicmole ;)


     

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